School Closures, Delays & Early Dismissal

Note to parents: The information provided here pertains to Mason Elementary School. There may be occasions when Milford schools are open and Mason Elementary School is closed, or vice versa. Parents of middle and high school students should check with their respective schools to determine whether they are open, closed or delayed.

Scheduled delayed opening

When Mason Elementary School has a delayed opening, school opens two hours after the regular start time. Morning buses operate two hours later than normally scheduled. Dismissal and afternoon buses are at the regular time.

  • Regular start time: 9:00 a.m.
  • Delayed start time: 11:00 a.m.

Delay and closure policy

If Mason Elementary School is closed or delayed due to hazardous road conditions, families are informed in the following manner.

  • I-Alert system – Families will receive a automated call to alert them of the delay or cancellation
  • Radio and television – WBZ-TV, WMUR-TV
  • SAU 89 website
  • Recorded telephone message at the school – A recorded telephone message will be available on 878-2962, 878-1744, and 878-3439. This will typically be in place between 6:15 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.

For Milford Middle School and Milford High School, please also check their website for updates.

Early release

Early release occurs when weather conditions or other situations indicate that students be sent home from school as soon as possible or at a certain time. If Mason Elementary School has an early release, an I-Alert will go out to families to notify them. It is extremely important that telephone numbers on record for us to call be ones which will be answered during the school day hours. Early dismissals are considered only in extreme circumstances because of child care issues. Even though early dismissal is rare, parents/guardians must plan for this event. We advise parents/guardians to consult with child care providers, friends and neighbors and agree on a plan for child care arrangements in the event of an early dismissal. It is very helpful to us to have this plan on record in the school office. Equally important, we advise parents/guardians to make children aware of those special arrangements in anticipation of possible early dismissals.